Videos: “Space to Ground” & other space habitat reports – Aug.21.2023

This week’s selection of videos about space stations and living in space including NASA’s latest Space to Ground report for the International Space Station:

** NASA’s SpaceX Crew-7 Mission to the Space Station (Official Trailer)NASA

An international crew is preparing to launch to the International Space Station aboard NASA’s SpaceX Crew-7 mission.

NASA astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli, ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Andreas Mogensen, JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Satoshi Furukawa, and cosmonaut Konstantin Borisov of Roscosmos will perform research technology demonstrations, science experiments, and maintenance activities aboard the microgravity laboratory.

Crew-7 is targeted to launch no earlier than 3:49 a.m. EDT on Friday, Aug. 25 from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy. As part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program, Crew-7 marks the eighth human spaceflight mission supported by a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft and the seventh crew rotation mission to the space station since 2020 for NASA.

You can watch the launch live on NASA TV,, the NASA app, and on social media (@NASA).

Learn more about the Crew-7 mission here:

** Gateway: A New Era of Utilization in Deep Space – ISS National Lab

** ISSRDC Day1 Fireside Chat – Getting to the Heart of the Matter in LEO – ISS National Lab

** Full Bishop Airlock AnimationNanoracks

** Progress MS-22 undocking and departureSciNews

The Progress MS-22 spacecraft autonomously undocked from the aft port of the Zvezda service module, on the International Space Station, on 20 August 2023, at 23:50 UTC. Progress MS-22 (ISS Progress 83 mission) delivered about three tons of food, fuel, and supplies for the Expedition 68 crew aboard the International Space Station.
Credit: NASA/Roscosmos

** Experiment Cabinet on China’s Space Station Versatile for Sci-Tech Verification – CCTV Video News Agency

Standing at two meters tall and one meter wide and with a design life of 15 years, the Space Basic Experiment Cabinet mounted on one of the lab modules of China’s Tiangong Space Station has served as a versatile space technology verification platform, facilitating fruitful scientific research achievements in a microgravity environment, since its launch into orbit last year.

** China Completes In-Orbit Observation of Conductive Ring Wear Debris – CCTV Video News Agency

China has completed its first in-orbit observation of the generation process and clustering phenomenon of conductive ring wear debris on the country’s space station Tiangong.

** Live Video from the International Space Station (Official NASA Stream) – NASA

Watch live video from the International Space Station, including inside views when the crew aboard the space station is on duty. Views of Earth are also streamed from an external camera located outside of the space station. During periods of signal loss due to handover between communications satellites, a blue screen is displayed.

The space station orbits Earth about 250 miles (425 kilometers) above the surface. An international partnership of five space agencies from 15 countries operates the station, and it has been continuously occupied since November 2000. It’s a microgravity laboratory where science, research, and human innovation make way for new technologies and research breakthroughs not possible on Earth. More:

Did you know you can spot the station without a telescope? It looks like a fast-moving star, but you have to know when to look up. Sign up for text messages or email alerts to let you know when (and where) to spot the station and wave to the crew:


ISS after undocking of STS-132

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